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PG Monthly Newsletter (2012-09-05)

This is the Project Gutenberg newsletter for September 2012. CONTENTS ** In Memory of Michael Hart ** Estate Book sale September 8-9 ** Wodehouse, anyone? ** Thanks! ** A new mirror site in Bulgaria ** New eBook listings ** In Memory of Michael Hart It was nearly one year ago today that Project Gutenberg’s founder, […]

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Project Gutenberg 40th Year Special Projects

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We have several special projects we will be starting on or around July 4, and if you have a project you like to work on, why not send us a note and see if we can get a team of volunteers to help. Our newest project is to solicit suggestions where this project should be […]

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Project Gutenberg: Perfect eBooks Challenge

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In an unprecedented move, Michael Hart, the inventor of eBooks, has announced he will buy lunch for anyone who can find errors, to the tune of one per chapter [10K of text] in the flagship of eBooks, The Alice in Wonderland Stories. This includes the two books that are often portrayed together: Alice’s Adventures in […]

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Project Gutenberg’s Official Facebook Page

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In exploring new ways of connecting people to Project Gutenberg’s vast collection of free ebooks we’ve created our very own Facebook page. Here you’ll find all kinds of information and status updates. It should be noted that this is very much experimental – it may work, then again it may not. The more everyone gets […]

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Working Towards Project Gutenberg’s 50th Year

One of our newest projects is to solicit suggestions as to where Project Gutenberg should be in it’s 50th year.  The current suggestions are: Make it more obvious that PG wants error messages–how to write them, where to send them, etc. Make it more obvious that PG will send DVD’s so the people who have […]

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Not Whitewashers…maybe blackwasher?

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40th Year Special Project! Improved Support For Our Project Gutenberg Volunteers As a tribute to our volunteers we would like to make an extraordinary effort to thank them for all their effort over these four decades with a program to make the work less onerous and more easy to do. If you, or anyone you […]

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Error Correction of Project Gutenberg eBooks

As many of you know, I like to do something around this time every year to take a new step forward in Project Gutenberg. As luck would have it, I recently received an email reminder from one of our volunteers who reads our eBooks out loud for those who need or want audio eBook versions […]

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Volunteers Needed for the Gutenberg Newsletter

Back in January we mentioned that there was going to be a Newsletter Team. Unfortunately this will now not happen. Project Gutenberg is therefore putting forward a request for volunteers to help out with the weekly newsletter. Everyone is welcome to participate no matter what your background. Please use our Contact page and let us […]

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Perl or Excel Experts Needed!

If there are any experts out there in Perl or Excel, you would be greatly appreciated in helping us with PG statistical numbers; daily, weekly, monthly and yearly. We can provide data, and hopefully you can provide us with weekly, monthly or yearly totals for the Newsletters. If you would like a complete listing of […]

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Gutenberg Newsletter Article Writers Wanted

Since my relocation to Germany I’m struggling to find as much time to research and put together interesting articles for the newsletter, so I’m putting this request out for volunteers. You will not be expected to write dozens of articles per week, although you are welcome :-) but if there were just a handful of […]

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